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Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism
What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know"


gravesmd.jpg - 17467 Bytes Hi, I'm Mary Shomon, and I'm a patient advocate and writer, with a mission to help my fellow patients get the information you need to fast-forward you through the research so you can take action to get well and live well.

I'm an autoimmune disease/thyroid patient myself, and so every day, I'm trying to find solutions to problems we face, such as weight gain, fatigue, and better communications with our practitioners.

Since 1997, I've been writing and managing several patient-oriented Web sites on thyroid disease, including www.thyroid-info.com and thyroid.about.com. I also founded, write, and publish several popular patient-focused email health newsletters, including "Sticking Out Our Necks: Thyroid Newsletter," and "A Weight Off My Mind," a newsletter for thyroid or autoimmune patients who want to lose weight or improve metabolism. If you'd like to sign up for a free subscription to these newsletters, just click here. I also publish a print subscription edition of "Sticking Out Our Necks."

I've written a number of books that help people get diagnosed and live with overlooked conditions. My books include Living Well With Hypothyroidism (a best-seller first published in 2000, and after 20 printings, reissued in a 2nd edition in 2005), the New York Times best-seller The Thyroid Diet, Living Well With Autoimmune Disease, (9 printings so far), Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, and I co-authored What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You About Parkinson's Disease.

I'm a member of the American Academy on Physician and Patient, as well as the Endocrine Society, and live and work in the Washington, DC area, where I live with my husband and two children.


Members of the media who would like an interview, radio appearance, or review copy can contact my publicist Maggie Sivon, at HarperCollins.

Maggie Sivon
HarperCollins 10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022


I get hundreds of emails a week, and dozens of letters each month, so it takes me quite a bit of time to respond to emails, letters and faxes, but I try to get to everyone's inquiries. Keep in mind that sometimes, emails get lost in cyberspace and may never have reached me, so if it's been more than a month or two, try resending your email. Please remember also that, not being a doctor, I can't interpret test results, give second opinions, or offer medical advice in response to your emails, letters or faxes.

You can write to me at:

Mary Shomon
PO Box 565
Kensington, MD 20895-0565

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I really wish I could, but I cannot accept any calls from book or website readers, and am unable to provide support or medical advice by telephone. If you need medical advise by telephone, I'd suggest you schedule a coaching session with Richard Shames, MD. See Dr. Shames' website for more information. If you want general thyroid information, call the Thyroid Foundation of America at 800-832-8321.

If you are a member of the media, or a paid subscriber to my printed newsletter, the office phone is 888-810-9471.


All information Copyright Mary Shomon, 2005. All rights reserved. Information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician or health practitioner before starting a new fitness regimen. Please see our full disclaimer.
Mary Shomon / Thyroid-Info.com, PO Box 565, Kensington, MD 20895-0565. Email.